Justin Holl, Defenseman
DOB: 01/30/1992 Ht: 6’2 Wt: 180
Drafted: 1st round (28th overall) in 2010 – Minnetonka High School
Holl is a taller defenseman who added some bulk in his freshman year at the University of Minnesota. After a strong high school career (also in Minnesota), his ice time with the Golden Gophers was increased, ironically, by Nick Leddy leaving to join the Blackhawks organization.
He posted seven points (one goal, six assists) and 12 penalty minutes in 25 games with Minnesota last year. He’ll likely get another year (or two) in college because of the Blackhawks organizational depth on the blue line, but his game has improved a great deal since being selected in the second round of the 2010 Draft.